May Day Fundraiser: “Breathing as Best We Can” song for Black Lung Miners

Happy May Day friends! On this, International Workers’ Day, I’m sharing an opportunity to honor the labor of our Appalachian friends and neighbors through a song! Specifically, I’m inviting you to support coal miners and their families who are now dealing with the pain and…

Thomas Rhymer Video & Magic in Ballads Workshop April 28th!

I’m co-teaching a really special workshop with Becky Beyer of Blood and Spicebush at the end of this month all about magic lore in folk song and balladry. Here’s a recording of me singing one ballad that we’ll explore- a short Appalachian version of…

Yulefest 2018

In December I had the honor of working with several other amazing artists to produce Yulefest 2018 at the White Horse in Black Mountain. This event was a big celebration of Olde Christmas, including a Wassailing chorus, my Celtic band Emigre, bagpiping and Morris…

A Look Back at Cullerlie

Hello all! I’m going to do my best to be updating this site more regularly in the future, as well as giving it a make-over in the next few weeks.  This news is a little but of a throw-back at this point, but I…

Video of “More Waters Rising” from Women’s March

I just became aware of an awesome video of women singing an arrangement of “More Waters Rising” at a Women’s March earlier this year in Richmond Virginia. Thanks to Jamie Kilpatrick for the arrangement. Listen to it here.